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Apr 16, 2010 3:05am EDT
be grounded. >>> plus, fired up. tea party activists unveil their contract from america, calling for the tax code to be scrapped. ♪ >>> and the emotional reunion for war heroes who liberated millions from nazi death camps. it's friday, april 16th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> happy friday to you. >> tax day's over, too. >> tax day's over. >> that's the best reason -- >> the weekend is almost here. lots to celebrate. we'll do that this half hour and throughout the morning. hope you stay with us. good morning. i'm jeremy hubbard. >> and i'm vinita nair. well, that plume of volcanic ash that is a virtual wall over the sky in the northern atlantic and northern europe is what we're talking about today. it may even affect president obama's trip to poland this weekend. >> it began spreading right after a remote volcano in iceland erupted two days ago. for the latest now we're joined by john hendren in washington. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning, jeremy and vinita. this morning thousands of passengers bound for europe are stranded and wondering just when
ABC
Apr 15, 2010 3:05am EDT
it will curtail america's leadership in space exploration. but another space pioneer, buzz aldrin, has come out in favor of the changes. >> i totally agree that we should set our sights much higher than just returning to the moon. that's not america. america leads. and it should be leading in space. >> three, two, one, liftoff -- >> reporter: in addition to his $6 billion boost for nasa already announced, the president is expected to reveal a new heavy lift rocket development program and a $40 billion initiative to help the florida space coast transform its economy with the help of the commercial space industry and a plan to renovate the kennedy space center. rachel martin, abc news, washington. >>> well, there will soon be an archive of tweets at the library of congress. twitter is donated its archive of tweets so that researchers can look at discussions of significant events like president obama's election or the haiti earthquake. of course, the billions of tweets would also include discussions of some very insignificant events. so be sure to choose those 140 characters carefully. how about t
ABC
Apr 5, 2010 3:35am EDT
in america, matt james plunged five stories from this hotel balcony to his death. panama city police say witnesses say the 17-year-old appeared to have been drunk. >> apparently the young man was intoxicated, had become belligerent. he was on the balcony of the hotel room with one of his friends. they were trying to calm him down. >> reporter: in february, james had signed a letter of intent to attend and play for notre dame. that may have led to what looks like a celebration that went horribly awry. >> the young man got irritated and leaned over the balcony, as he was leaning over the rail, unfortunately he tumbled over the top and fell from there to his death. >> reporter: the 6'6", 290 pound james was an all-state offensive lineman at st. xavier high. after hearing news of his death friends and schoolmates gathered in a circle on the football field to mourn. and this video tribute was posted on facebook. ♪ >> matt's a very affable kid. funny, hard-working, great work ethic on and off the field. and well-liked by peers and teachers alike. great kid. a huge loss to the st. xavier comm
ABC
Apr 1, 2010 3:05am EDT
the need to harness domestic energy resources and the need to protect america's natural resources. >> this map shows you where drilling is currently allowed. this sort of beige area there. the red sections represent the new areas the president wants to open up. as you can see, much closer to florida's east coast and west coast. if congress agrees, oil derricks could go up just about 125 miles off the beaches, down from the current limit of 234 miles. an anti-drilling protest had already been scheduled in st. petersburg. it was sheer coincidence that the president made this announcement today. the message from our gulf coast communities is pretty clear. any risk of an oil spill is unacceptable. some of the anti-oil drilling protesters went for drama. drenched in chocolate sauce. others had a more personal message. heather lampard helped support her kids working at a beach resort. >> this is my livelihood. this is all about florida. we depend on this money for our tourism. this is why we don't pay state taxes. these are millions of jobs. >> reporter: the protesters gathered outside
ABC
Apr 21, 2010 3:05am EDT
't to blame for all that ails america. it's more complicated. >> the people in this world that consume the most salt, they have the longest life span. that's number one. the people that eat the least amount of salt have the shortest. >> reporter: others argue forcing food manufacturers to change their recipes will hurt business. some have already voluntarily reduced salt. but will consumers bite? we conducted an informal taste test of our own. "a," traditional spaghetti sauce. "b," the same brand's low sodium verse. >> option "a." >> reporter: tasters were split evenly, 50/50. some palates need convincing. does it taste better with a little salt? >> there's definitely more of a tangy kind of punch. >> reporter: manufacturers would have ten years, hope big grad reducing salt they won't leave consumers with a bad taste. >> it's just such a habit though. i think you watch the food channel when they're cooking and they're throwing salt in there. when you eat out you really notice it. >> all our palates are so trained to it. the minute you notice something is off it usually is salt. in term
ABC
Apr 12, 2010 2:05am EDT
have loving families here in america or in other countries. >> reporter: the neighbors say they are shocked to see this happen so close to home, even though, again, they said they didn't really know them. and by the way, we checked through a number of church groups and community groups and could not find one to which this family belonged. ashleigh banfield, abc news, shelbyville, tennessee. >>> and russia is considering a crackdown on adoptions involving u.s. couples now because of this case. abc's george stephanopoulos is in moscow where he interviewed the russian president. his comments later today on "good morning america." >>> well, this weekend's masters tournament promised drama and that is exactly what it delivered. >> except the leading man turned out not to be tiger woods. linsey davis has details from augusta, georgia. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: it was a masters unlike any other. it started out with tiger woods' return from a humiliating sex scandal and ended with tears and a heartfelt embrace between a husband and wife. of all the story lines at the 2010
ABC
Apr 14, 2010 3:05am EDT
scouts of america millions of dollars. a jury in portland awarded $1.4 million to a man who was molested by an assistant scout master nearly 20 years ago, saying the organization failed to protect him. as part of its defense, the boy scouts released secret files it kept on known sex offenders. >> what's really significant about the boy scouts is all these files were released as part of the evidence. now the public knows not only are they guilty in the eyes of the jury but they've had thousands of cases of abuse going back decades. >> the boy scouts say they will appeal the verdict. at least five other cases are pending. >>> first lady michelle obama is now in mexico after a quick surprise tour of haiti. the first lady and second lady, jill biden, took a helicopter tour of the area devastated by an earthquake seven months ago. they also met with president preval at the destroyed national palace. >>> i'm time for a rook at your wednesday weather. light rain and scattered thunderstorms. left over snow in northwest montana. showers from portland to eureka, california. a few sprinkles in san
ABC
Apr 19, 2010 3:35am EDT
to an enormous flowering of the economy in america. and that bill was responsible for taking us more than 90% of the way to a balanced budget. but people didn't realize its benefits. i think the same thing is happening now with the health care bill. where people are still reading into it all manner of dark things and they haven't felt the benefits of it yet. but america is a different country now. we are culturally a different country, we're more diverse, we understand we have to solve a lot of these problems together. so i think that the dissent is just as intense if not more intense, but i think the outcome of the election is likely to be far less dramatic than it was in '94. >> so no republican revolution, no takeover? >> i don't think they will win either house, no. if history's any guide they should make a few gains but i don't expect them to win either house, no. >> "face the nation" with cbs news chief washington correspondent bob schieffer. >> you got elected and the tea party took a lot of credit for your election. but you passed up the chance to appear at their rally in boston with
ABC
Apr 27, 2010 3:05am EDT
attorneys will appeal. >> this is a victory for america's foreign policy in destroying countries who don't kneel and give praise. >> reporter: general noriega will be sentenced on july 10th and could get up to 120 years in prison. and he still faces marijuana smuggling charges. mark potter, abc news, miami. >>> "world news now" delivers your "morning papers." >> all right, it's time for your "morning papers." talk about a friend worth fighting for. this first paper is going to make you go, aww! it made willis go, aww! >> there's road kill. >> that's not the part that's going to make you go aww. you're watching a squirrel out with his little squirrel friend, and you can see what happens to the squirrel friend. it wasn't pretty for him. the next thing you know, squirrels are basically trying to eat the carcass. >> the birds are trying -- >> excuse me, the birds are trying to eat the squirrel's carcass. this squirrel you can see at one point lies over the entire carcass to defend it from the squirrels. this is something that i used to work at wild birds unlimited. squirrels are really defen
ABC
Apr 28, 2010 3:05am EDT
on "good morning america." >> reporter: some of the most trusted names in the weather business dispute that global warming exists. >> there isn't any climate crisis. it was totally manufactured. >> reporter: or they tend to doubt that man has anything to do with it. >> mother nature's so big, the world is so big, the oceans are so big, i think we're going to die from a lack of fresh water or we're going to die from ocean acidification before we die from global warming before sure. >> reporter: turns out that view is common among tv meteorologists. folks you trust every night with that five-day forecast. a recent study from george mason university and the university of texas found that only one out of three forecasters surveyed believe climate change is caused mostly by human activity. one out of four agreed with the statement, global warming is a scam. to find out why, we turned to one of the most prominent of the doubters. >> what are we worried about right now? >> reporter: accuweather's joe bastardi, a frequent guest on bill o'reilly's show. >> you have a meteorological explanation
ABC
Apr 29, 2010 3:05am EDT
, a somewhat surprising snapshot of america. >> who's living longer, earning more, and where do they live? not at my address. >>> we have new information about our nation and it doesn't come from the u.s. census. >> it's a report that offers a revealing look at our lifestyles and answers some important questions, as sharyn alfonsi reports. >> reporter: who will live longer? live better? the new findings might surprise you. nationwide, asian americans live the longest. followed by latinos. in fact, latinos outlive whites on average by four years. why the difference in the numbers? >> those are all very influenced by lifestyle. very much diet, very much activity level. >> reporter: what about income? asian americans and whites earn the most. latinos and native americans, the least. look closely at those numbers and you'll see wide, often puzzling gaps in racial groups from state to state. for example, latinos living in new jersey will live eight years longer and make $7,000 more than a latino in alabama. african-americans in maryland live three and a half years longer than their counterpart
ABC
Apr 6, 2010 3:05am EDT
. >> but they often include sex with underage girls in central and south america. dan harris went undercover. >> reporter: my producer and i put on hidden cameras and entered the dallas safari club convention, where tour operators are selling top-dollar hunting and fishing trips all over the world. with some promising great parties and beautiful women for a price. >> third world countries, you can do whatever you want. >> really? >> it's just -- they're fine looking, good looking. dressed nicely. not your typical, you know, kind of skanky looking. >> reporter: we've heard on some of these types of tours it's not just women you can hook up with but also young girls. when we asked this tour operator about underage girls, at first he refuses. >> you don't have to -- body -- don't even talk about it. >> reporter: but when i get him alone the next day, he changes his tune, telling me he knows a guy in costa rica who can make it happen. >> i'll get my guy to take care of this thing for you. he can get it done. he can get that done. >> all right. that's cool. >> but it's going to be probably -- it'
ABC
Apr 2, 2010 3:05am EDT
was on "good morning america" as well aook >>> here are some stories to watch today on abc news. a federal judge in detroit makes decision about bail for the michigan militia group accused of plotting to attack police. lawyers for the suspects say the suspects pose no risk and should be released. >>> a russian rocket is on its way to the international space station this morning. a nasa astronaut and two russian cosmonauts arrived sunday just before the shuttle "discovery's" launch monday. >>> christians worldwide observe good friday today. thousands gather at the sepulchre to commemorate jesus christ's last supper and crucifixion. >>> finally this half hour, it's going to be a good friday if you're a car buff. the new york auto show opens to the public today. so many cars it seems are equipped with computers under the hood, on the dashboard. >> they're everywhere. mechanics have to be programmers now because cars have become so complex. diana alvear reports. >> reporter: in the '80s, a talking car like "knight rider's" kit was fiction. >> my electronic sensors pick up a detonation signal.
ABC
Apr 9, 2010 3:05am EDT
european countries to a private dinner. the president wants to reassure these leaders that america's increasingly warm relationship with russia is not a threat to them. that growing cooperation was toasted earlier. >> a toast to the vision of a future in which we are defined not just by our differences, but increasingly defined by our common aims. >> reporter: after president obama and president medvedev signed the biggest nuclear arms reduction agreement in two decades. the new s.t.a.r.t. treaty will slash their nuclear weapons arsenals by one-third over the next seven years. >> this ceremony is testament to the truth that old adversaries can forge new partnerships. >> reporter: the reduction is monumental. the two countries possess 90% of the world's nuclear weapons. beyond their own arms reductions the two presidents are getting closer to a multi-lateral agreement on sanctions to keep nuclear weapons out of iran. >> translator: those sanctions should be smart and aimed not only at nonproliferation but also to resolve other issues, rather than to produce a catastrophe for the ira
ABC
Apr 13, 2010 3:05am EDT
action. >>> what's driving wall street to its highest level in a year and a half? >> america is in a buying mood. is it a true sign of economic turnaround? [vibrates] g morning, sunshine. wakey, wakey. text me back. [chattering] [vibrates] hey. did you tell your parents about us? let's skip first period together. did you get all my texts? is practice over yet? where you at? are you with your friends? that's laaaa-mee. capital "x," lower-case "o," capital "x," lower-case "o," i love you. jk. i hate you. jk. are you ignoring me? we're in a huge fight right now. is it something i did? i can see your lights on. i'm coming over. this isn't a joke. what did you dream about? [overlapping] is it me? i'm lonely. holla back. holla back. let's try something new. nude pics. send me some. text me. >>> welcome back. the dow jones industrial average opened above the 11,000 mark for the first time in a year and a half today. >> it climbed about 9 points to close just under 11,006. the dow has added 1,000 points in two months but it is still far behind its october 2007 peak. >> some analysts
ABC
Apr 20, 2010 3:05am EDT
is always there because we need them they need us and we need you. [male announcer] this is how america supports our troops. the uso depends on the generosity of the american people, people just like you. to find out more about how you can help visit our website at uso dot org. the uso until every one comes home. hm health care reform passed, taking his campaign to the streets and manhattan, blocks from wall street. >>> last night in los angeles president obama was playing his role as fund-raiser in chief. he appeared at several events in support of democratic national committee and senator barbara boxer. at one event the president was interrupted by protesters calling for the repeal of the military's don't ask, don't tell policy. he also touted the financial reform bill. >>> in knoxville, tennessee, a witness to a hospital shooting spree says the gunman looked angry and depressed before his attack. he opened fire outside the facility yesterday, killing one woman and wounding two others. then he turned the gun on himself. police are searching for a motive. they say it doesn't appear the
ABC
Apr 22, 2010 3:05am EDT
. because general motors still owes america $45 billion. that is how much stock we, the taxpayers, now own. but if gm can stay on this path and start making real money the treasury can sell a lot of that stock in the next few years and maybe make most of that money back, and then both presidents bush and obama can take credit for saving hundreds of thousands of jobs at a cost far lower than anyone imagined. bill weir, abc news, new york. >>> now here is a look at your weather. rain and up to 1 foot of mountain snow from southern california into the rockies. heavy downpours in kansas city, omaha and st. louis. hail and gusty winds and isolated tornados for west texas, kansas and colorado. scattered showers and thunderstorms from maine to ohio. >> 66 for boston. 68 in new york city. 71 in baltimore. 60 in detroit. just shy of 70 in fargo and the twin cities. it's going to be a wet 55 in salt lake city. 62 in boise. and 66 in phoenix. >>> i didn't know there was an award for this but there is. a texas man has set a new record, one ouch at a time. >> ouch! oh, that one's got to hurt right ther
ABC
Apr 13, 2010 3:05am EDT
street to its highest level in a year and a half? >> america is in a buying mood. is it a true sign of economic  >>> welcome back. the dow jones industrial average opened above the 11,000 mark for the first time in a year and a half today. >> it climbed about 9 points to close just under 11,006. the dow has added 1,000 points in two months but it is still far behind its october 2007 peak. >> some analysts say the dow's latest advance could bring some new investors into the market. >> you might be wondering if it means the economy's worst is behind us. as john donvan reports, that all depends on who you ask. >> reporter: oh, look at this, americans weary of recession. 11,005.97 dow jones industrial, an 18-month high, which is good, right? then look at this number, unemployment, stuck at 9.7% in march, which is bad, right? but auto sales up 37% last month, good. but home foreclosures, 308,524 in february, bad. retail sales, up. new home sales, down. good, bad, up, down. this sea of numbers, do they say recession or not? are we in or are we out? well, we
ABC
Apr 26, 2010 2:05am EDT
but a deep patriotic pride that the work they did and the energy that they produced made america strong and free. >> now to the memorial itself. heavy hearts filled the service for the victims of the ubb blast. the service began with the victims' families entering one by one and placing hard hats at the base of 29 white crosses. a fitting start to the service for hope and healing. it registered with the more than 3,000 people in the crowd. as you can imagine, we saw a lot of tears and hugs and even applause as the service carried on. >> today's miner memorial made for the president's first visit to the mountain state since winning office in 2008. some people worried about the reception he'd receive here due to his views on cleaner energy. but in the end, today proved to be a time to put politics aside. the presence of the president drew more eyes to an already touchy memorial. there were many people like barbara wells saying they feel for the 29 miners who died and their families. but they attended to hear from mr. obama. >> they are with the lord now. >> reporter: seeing a sitting pres
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